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Date:      Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:30:22 -0700
From:      Tim Judd <tajudd@gmail.com>
To:        Bert-Jan <info@bert-jan.com>
Cc:        Boris Samorodov <bsam@ipt.ru>, Roy Stuivenberg <roys1012@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: unable to logon after updating ports collection - Freebsd 7.1 stable
Message-ID:  <4976A4DE.2060009@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <06bb5927cefec26ba5797915637b8a95.squirrel@admin.bert-jan.com>
References:  <b9079c480901200101j115a22c1of508ecc999aae69b@mail.gmail.com>	<47622685@ipt.ru> <06bb5927cefec26ba5797915637b8a95.squirrel@admin.bert-jan.com>

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Bert-Jan wrote:
>> "Roy Stuivenberg" <roys1012@gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>     
>>> After I completed my Freebsd 7.1 stable, and updated all the ports, I
>>> got
>>> prompted with another logonscreen.
>>> Whatever I try, I can't login with my useraccount and even not logon as
>>> root.
>>> This happened severall times now, the only way was to reinstall
>>> everything,
>>> and I was hoping to resolve this by completly finish upgrading the
>>> ports.
>>> And .. again the same problem.
>>> I'm really hoping to get some answers that will solve this problem,
>>> maybe
>>> someone had to deal with this  issue before ??
>>> I will not give up, because Freebsd stole my heart.
>>>       
>> The problem has nothing to do with ports. To restore your root/user
>> logins:
>> . boot into single user mode;
>> . set a new root password;
>> . set a new user password;
>> . boot into multiuser mode;
>> . login and have fun.
>>
>>
>> WBR
>> --
>> bsam
>> _______________________________________________
>>     
>
> I've had the same thing happen to me not 2 weeks ago after upgrading a
> server from 7.0-RC2 to 7.1-RELEASE with freebsd-update. For me the problem
> had nothing to do with ports but with the update itself, because it
> replaced my pwd.db and spwd.db with the default ones (root with no
> password, no user accounts) and since ssh doesn't accept root logins I
> ended up going to the datacenter and copying the backups of those db's
> back. Then everything was fine again. Very strange they got replaced
> though..
> Sounds like you've had something similar happen to you. Hopefully your
> machine isn't too far away.
>
> Bert-Jan
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>   
Might I add the tempting and tendancy to change root's shell to a 
non-base shell.  While you're in single user, use a base shell if you're 
using non-base (ahem!  bash users)

--Tim



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